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How to play around with a local bot
The idea is that you create a single python file (
mybot.py for example) and using the
slixmpp library, you write a single Python class which knows how to speak XMPP, join rooms, respond to commands etc (see ClientXMPP for more). Following the logbot/streambot example, you can create a command line interface using
argparse and then start to run it on your own computer first for testing and fun (and not spamming everyone else until your bot is ready!).
If you want to play around with the streambot/logbot, do the following and answer the questions (you might want to create your own testing room to join beforehand):
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt $ python3 streambot/streambot.py
How to run a bot on the varia systers server
Make a bot
Firstly, clone the bots repository.
$ git clone https://git.vvvvvvaria.org/varia/bots $ git clone ssh://email@example.com:12345/varia/bots.git # or ssh if you prefer (no passwords to type later!)
Create a new folder, say,
mynewcoolbot and add your Python script to the folder. If your bot uses any Python dependencies, add them to the
requirements.txt file in the repository (please use a == with the version so we can avoid things breaking later).
Push your changes
Push the changes you made to the server.
$ git add mynewcoolbot/bot.py
$ git add -A
But be sure you want to add all the files you added to the repo.
$ git commit -m "your commit message"
Something informative is best.
$ git push
You can also check the status of your repository by typing
$ git status
After your push, a git hook is pulling the changes: the
bots folder on the server (which sits at
/srv/gitea/clones/varia/bots) is updated.
supervisor restarts all the bots.
Let the bot run continuously
To let the bot run all day all night, you can use a "service" and use the software "supervisor". It will take care of starting and stopping your bot when there are changes made to the code or at midnight when the backups are being made.
There is a "bots" config file, where you can add your new bot to.
To do this, log into the server:
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -p 12345
Open the config file using your Sudo rights:
$ sudo nano /etc/supervisor/conf.d/bots.conf
Copy/paste one of the other bot's details and add a new one to this file. This is how the details of the pub.club bot look like:
[program:logbot-pub.club] directory = /srv/gitea/clones/bots user = bot environment=PATH="/srv/gitea/clones/bots/.venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages:%(ENV_PATH)s" command = .venv/bin/python logbot/logbot.py -j email@example.com -p streaming -r firstname.lastname@example.org -n logbot -o /var/www/logs/pub.club
Save and exit!
CTRL+X Y [enter]
Now, we need to restart
supervisor itself, in order to activate these changes to the config:
$ sudo service supervisor restart
It will activate all the bots! And hopefully they work!!
You can check with:
$ sudo supervisorctl status bots:
If there are errors, have a look in:
$ ls /var/log/supervisor